Tag: Jacques

Content relating to the 2008 Cambridge Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It in which David played the character Jacques.

  • Testimonial: As You Like It

    I directed David as Jacques in As You Like it for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. First of all David was an excellent company member – always smiling, positive, well prepared and relaxed. The part of Jacques is tough one to play. From day one David worked hard to get beneath the surface of the character and to make sense of the lines. He made strong decisions and every time he entered the stage he brought with him an excellent, strong, focused energy that took the scene somewhere new. He handled the verse very well. David worked exceptionally hard to keep his performance fresh every night, in the sections where he was in major he was always developing and exploring his performance, and so many wonderful moments were discovered. During this process David always listened to, respected, and took on board my opinion of what worked and (very occasionally) what didn’t. During sections where other actors depended on David supporting them he always hit his marks. What emerged was a wonderful performance that captured the spirit of Jacques and the play, and I would love to work with David again.

    David Rowan—Associate Director to the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, Director As You Like It.

  • CV credit: As You Like It

    Playing Jacques in As You Like It, directed by David Rowan, produced by Cambridge Shakespeare Festival.

  • Announcement: As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

    David will be playing the parts of Jacques in As You Like it and Egeon, Balthazar and 2nd Merchant In The Comedy Of Errors as part of 2008 Cambridge Shakespeare Festival programme.

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